Post-doctoral Researcher position to investigate
RNA/protein interactions mediating mRNA translation and decay 

Kristian Baker, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics & Genome Sciences
Case Western Reserve University

The Baker laboratory in the Department of Genetics & Genome Sciences at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio has an open position for a Post-Doctoral researcher to investigate RNA/protein interactions mediating the interplay between mRNA translation and decay. 

Research training will include applying interdisciplinary approaches to characterize RNA/protein interactions - including biochemistry, transcriptomics, bioinformatic analysis, and established reporter and cell assays - to provide mechanistic insight into the role of select RNA binding proteins in regulation of mRNA translation and stability using the budding yeast model, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  

The successful candidate will work in a highly productive and excellently equipped research environment and will receive dedicated mentoring for their scientific and professional development. The position is available immediately (with a flexible start date) and fully funded through the NIH for 4 years, with an opportunity for extension. 

Requirements:

  • a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in molecular biology, biochemistry or a related discipline that has been acquired within the last 3 years
  • experience with molecular biology and biochemical approaches is essential; experience in RNA biology and RNA genomics (library construction & data analysis) will be given prioritized consideration
  • excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • rigorous scientific method, attention to detail, and demonstrated research productivity (as evidenced through publication records)
  • motivated, self-driven, and an enthusiastic work ethic 

Interested researchers should submit a current CV (including publication list), a brief research statement (maximum 1 page describing prior work and current interests) and contact information for three (3) academic references to [email protected] (please write ‘Post-doc application’ in subject line). Applicants must declare their legal status for employment in the USA; applications from qualified under-represented scientists are highly encouraged.